October 12, 2018

How the Supreme Court became a political prize, long before Kavanaugh

The Washington Post - If the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court — and the brutal Senate fight preceding it — raised fears that the court may be sliding toward alarming partisanship, David Kaplan has some news for us all. The court, in his view, lost its legitimacy as an apolitical arbiter of the nation’s most important constitutional disputes long ago.

In his book “The Most Dangerous Branch,” Kaplan describes the American system of government as providing a distinctly limited role for the unelected members of the Supreme Court. 

Read Professor Pearlstein's review in The Washington Post.